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No. 44. O, saw ye bonie Lesley ?
Tune! The Colliers bon'e lassie Thomson's Scotish Airs, 1798, No. 33.
O, saw ye bonie Lesley,
As she gaed o'er the Border? She's gane, like Alexander,
To spread her conquests farther! To see her is to love her,
And love but her for ever; For Nature made her what she is,
And never made anither!
That art a queen, fair Lesley—
Thy subjects, we before thee: Thou art divine, fair Lesley—
The hearts o' men adore thee. The deil he couldna skaith thee,
Or aught that wad belang thee ; He'd look into thy bonie face,
And say:—' I canna wrang thee !'